Connective Tissue Disease

This micro skills course will enable doctors to identify connective tissue diseases (CTDs) that are often seen in primary care, to distinguish between the main CTDs, to investigate, to monitor treatment and to support these patients.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe how connective tissue disorders (CTDs) present and the main differences between them
  3. Recognise common CTDs including polymyalgia rheumatica and Raynaud€™s phenomenon
  4. Identify when to consider an underlying CTD in a patient, red flag symptoms and indications for investigation and referral to specialist care
  5. Clarify the GP and practice team’s role in the monitoring of treatment for CTDs
  6. Describe the options for managing CTD patients holistically in primary care

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.